Sep 5, 2010 10:00pm EDT
safe on the street. thanks for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm will thomas. the alert comes after a couple of students have been beaten. the police ask them to protect themselves when i will they look for robbers. >> i actually got the warning on my cell phone. >> reporter: the latest robbery is a little too close for tom. police say a student walking alone there at 2 a.m. saturday was beaten and robbed by four suspects. >> i have heard about a couple of muggings before and this one is close to home. we live right over here. so it is pretty crazy. >> on august 29th, three students waiting for a bus at the university shuttle stop were approached by five suspects. a couple of the victims ran to the volunteer fire station for help. but one was assaulted and robbed. >> it seems the suspects are preying on victims during the early morning or late evening hours. >> reporter: two days before that incident, a similar one just down the street in the parking lot of the clarion hotel. this time the victims were three students who left car observing karaoke at ej's landing at 12:30 a.m.
Sep 16, 2010 10:00pm EDT
to an emergency call on marlboro pike. fox 5's maureen umeh is here now with the story. >> the horrific crash was captured on the ambulance's event recording camera. it will be crucial to authorities figuring out what happened. it has not been made public, but we are hearing details. an suv mangled beyond recognition, an ambulance sheared apart from the force of the crash, the aftermath of an accident that happened after midnight thursday on marlboro pike in district heights. all three men inside the suv died. 35-year-old tony burney was a passenger. >> real good guy. >> reporter: the other two victims were uncle and nephew, 22-year-old andre watley was deaf and was about to begin school at galladette university. >> very intelligent bright happy child. everyone loved him. >> reporter: emmanuel jones, andre's uncle, was driving. >> they were best friends. >> reporter: a camera like this one inside the ambulance recorded the fast moving suv apparently crossing the double yellow line into the path of the ambulance. public information officer mark brady saw the tape. >> you can see in the distanc
Sep 2, 2010 10:00pm EDT
't act alone and was pressured into committing the crime. fox 5's maureen umeh has more details now. >> the suspect were a bonnie and clyde team, but 18-year-old jenna baker's family says there much more to the story. they believe baker was coerced into doing what they're calling the unthinkable. >> she is a very smart girl. >> reporter: a smart girl who made a bad decision her family says to help her boyfriend rob this jefferson, maryland bank tuesday. >> i've never known her to really cause any trouble around here. >> reporter: police say 24-year- old anthony young jr. jumped over a counter, hit a male teller on a head, then cut the wires with a knife before running out into this cemetery with the cash. police say 18-year-old jenna baker drove the get-away car. >> i don't know whether he threatened her. it wasn't my sister. that wasn't who we all know. >> reporter: tips led investigators to westminster where they found some of the stolen cash inside a microwave in young's hotel room. they say young and baker used some of the money to buy a video game system, clothes, a printer and
Sep 17, 2010 10:00pm EDT
, sully, fair oaks, reston and mcclain police districts. fox 5's maureen umeh is here now with the details. >> the suspect is entoiled and determined entering homes in the over-- bold and determined entering homes in the overnight hours. so far no one has been hurt, but police are afraid that could change. upscale neighbors in fairfax county targeted by one thief, homes, cars all hit. police say the suspect is taking advantage of easy opportunity. >> the homes that he's entering at night are all unlocked. the doors are unlocked or open, windows are open which basically makes an easy target for him. >> reporter: police say he's stealing purses and wallets going after just the cash and he's bold, too. some residents have reported seeing someone suspicious peering through windows. and yanking on car doors one after the other. >> the vehicles have mainly been locked, but there have been vehicles that are locked but they have purses or other valuable items sitting in plain sight and he is breaking the windows of those vehicles out, retrieving the items from inside and fleeing. >> reporter: poli